OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Human remains discovered in a remote area of Olympic National Park over the weekend belong to a hiker who was reported missing last year.
The Peninsula Daily News reports the King County Medical Examiner’s Office used dental records to confirm 22-year-old Jacob Gray’s identity Wednesday.
Clallam County Deputy Coroner Christi Wojnowski says further examination will be done to confirm his death was not the result of a traumatic event.
Jacob’s father Randy Gray says said investigators told him they believe his son died of hypothermia.
Gray left Port Townsend on his bicycle April 5, 2017, towing a trailer of camping gear.
The bike and trailer were found the following day.
On Friday park employees and volunteers found outdoor equipment and clothing near Hoh Lake. On Saturday, a team sent to search found human skeletal remains.
Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com